About Oscars Swingers
Specialising in wedding or corporate events, we’re professional, flexible, and above all, fun! Oscars Swingers perform the hits and popular music of the 1940’s 1950’s and popular floor fillers, with a band of virtuoso swingers!
Oscars Swingers play music from an era of swing, latin ,blues and jump jive; songs penned by the likes of Cole Porter, George Gershwin, and Irving Berlin: songs were made famous by the likes of Sinatra and the Rat Pack, Nat King Cole, and Ella Fitzgerald.We may play some Rat Pack swing, Glenn Miller, bossas, sambas, salsa, or even a ska or funky version of a jazz standard.
Recently, we’ve seen people like Jamie Cullum, Michael Buble, Harry Connick Jr and Robbie Williams cover these classics.
Our music is song-based and accessible, appealing to a wide range of tastes and people of all ages.
We have a large repertoire of songs and styles which means we can keep your guests well entertained. Whether you want music for dancing in the evening or to create a great atmosphere for a reception or dinner, we can oblige!
Each performance is tailored to your event, your guests and of course, your personal preferences.
We love playing, we love entertaining, and making the party happen.
Oscars Swingers Testimonials
We have been to a number of weddings and birthday celebrations with a live band but we can honestly say none have been as good as Oscars Swingers. We were all treated to your wonderful mix and flavours of music so irresistibly hip-gyrating and toe-tapping. Personally I cannot recall an event where there were always people on the dance floor. You had something for everyone.
Wedding, May 2008
Wedding, May 2008
I am so glad that Oscars Swingers played at our wedding reception. We chose them for the range of music in their songlists, but hadn't expected the band to be quite so versatile. Over at least 4 decades of music, they seemed to know exactly what to play to put a smile on every face, which is always a worry at weddings where the age group is so wide, but from the ages of 11 to 97 everyone loved the dancing! We would all wholeheartedly recommend them.
Wedding at Crewe Hall, Cheshire, October 20th 2012
Hi to all the wonderful guys who played at my Mum and Dads party last night. Just want to say a huge thankyou that you helped to make their evening so special with your music. Thank you too for being such very lovely people!! We hope to have you back for our next party.
1940’s themed birthday party , Maghull Town hall, October 2011
Fantastic swing band, got all the generations up dancing at our wedding, great music, lovely people and really talented. Enjoyed the band and would definitely recommend them! Thank you!
Wedding, Yorebridge House,Yorkshire October 8, 2011
Just wanted to say a quick thank you for Thursday night at Portmeirion. Everyone was commenting on how much fun they had and how much they enjoyed the band. It was lovely to see everyone up dancing and the songs played were perfect. I'll definitely be recommending you to colleagues organizing similar events.
Corporate event, Portmerion 14 July 2011
Simon, what can I say…What a fantastic job you did on Saturday! You were amazing. I don't know if many of the guests spoke to you, but SO many people commented to me on how great you sounded, and how your choice of music was perfect.
You created a fantastic atmosphere, and it was great to see so many people dancing! Thank you so much for making it such a great party.
Wedding, Loosehill House, Derbyshire, September 2010
Thank you so much for performing at our wedding reception last weekend. Having you play on the veranda whilst everyone enjoyed the summers evening was so much more magical than we could have ever imagined.
Everyone was so impressed by the band and thoroughly enjoyed all your music.
We really appreciate you helping to make our reception so wonderful.
Daniel and I, and all our wedding guests, will highly recommend you in the future.
Wedding, Plas Maenan Country House, Llanrwst nr. Conwy, August 2010
The music was just what we wanted and everyone commented on how nice it was to have a swing band. People really got into the dancing but I think people found it nice to be able to chat with the music going on. We would certainly ask you to play again if we had another occasion and will be happy to recommend you to friends.
Wedding, May 2008
We were delighted with the music you provided and we had lots of comments (all good), including ‘That’s how music at a wedding should be’.
You and all the band were fantastic and created an excellent ambiance. We had the most fantastic day and can’t thank you enough.
Thank you so much for making our Civil Partnership celebration so fabulous. . Your mood music as people arrived, followed by dance and swing after the meal really got our party started and added a wow factor on top of all our other wow factors of the day. I know people are still talking about what a great party it was and even the Lowry Events Manager asked for your details so he could recommend you.
Civil partnership wedding, September 2008
You kept everyone entertained and dancing throughout the night and the arrangement of "My Love" you did for our first dance was just brilliant. Without exception, all our guests have said how great you were and what a good time they had and thats quite an achievement as there's a one or two of our friends who are not really into swing music - even they have said how much they enjoyed it and how fabulous you were.....quite a feat!
Wedding, May 2008
You have an amazing voice and a great band. It was a real pleasure to deal with you from the start. Thank you for singing our favourite song; you do it so well. If I ever know of an occasion where a fantastic jazz band is required, I will certainly recommend Oscars Swingers.
Wedding, September 2006
Fantastic, Absolutely Brilliant, First Class, Wonderful. From our first conversation right through to the evening we have been impressed with your attitude and competence, and now are still enjoying the memories of the music and your entertainment.
Please feel free to use us for any references for any future bookings you may have. You can be assured that we shall say nothing but praise for you and the ensemble.
What a performance!! You blew us away with your music and voice, it was such a perfect day. The evening was so jazzy and soul it was better than we imagined it could be. All of our guest could not believe how fantastic you were.
We are so happy that we chose the Oscars Swingers for our wedding day, you have given us some unforgettable memories that we will treasure for the rest of our lives.
Just a short note to say thank you so much for making Angela's party such a special night on Saturday. Everyone adored the Ensemble, as was clear from the packed dance floor.
40th birthday party
The Jazz band Oscars Swingers were absolutely amazing. I loved them and everyone commented how great they were. I would definitely recommend them to anyone else.
Thank you and the rest of the Oscars Swingers for making our wedding day so memorable. You all played fantastically and really added to the ambience of the evening. We saw friends of ours up on the dance floor we’d never even see dance before!
Oscars Swingers were outstanding. You were even better than your demo CD! As a professional musician, I have to say that you were FANTASTIC. WE have had so many compliments concerning the band. People enjoyed both dancing and listening to your music. Even the teenagers at the wedding thought you were amazing!
The music was spot on at our wedding! Everybody enjoyed it! Including Gemma's 89 year old grandad! Did you see him move on the dance floor! I think this was a measure of your performance, your music caters for all ages and tastes! It was fantastic!! We keep playing your demo CD to remind us of our great day!!!
Yet again words can’t express how much the band meant to both of us. They were the best entertainment and played beautiful music. They were stars. They interacted well with the guests, my family thought of them very fondly. I have shouted from the roof tops about this band and some friends get married next year therefore I have given them your email address for the same guys we had.
The band was fantastic and helped make our evening a spectacular success! We both thought the whole band was very professional and smart, and that your sets were very fitting for the evening reception.
A big thank you for such a brilliant night to celebrate our wedding! We thoroughly enjoyed your music and so did all our guests – Everyone complimented you!
Thank you for your brilliant performance at our wedding. It was much appreciated and helped to make our day so perfect. Lots of people commented on how much they enjoyed your music and we will have no hesitation to recommend yourselves to others.
You provided a perfect end to what had been for us a perfect day. The sound quality was superb. I know that Simon and Wendy, the owners of Augill, will be recommending you for future events and we certainly hope that we will run into you again in the future.
Just a short note to say how grateful we are for your enthusiasm, professionalism and reliability. Having chosen a 50’s theme, but nothing too over the top, you pitched it perfectly and added to a perfect day. We loved every minute of your performance – especially Dad! You created a truly memorable atmosphere for our day. We would have no hesitation recommending you to our friends.
Sample Set List
Repertoire for an evening performance might typically include :
In the mood (Glenn Miller)
Chattanooga choo choo (Glenn Miller)
Come fly with me (Sinatra
Fly me to the moon (Sinatra)
New York, New York (Sinatra)
Mac the knife (Bobby Darin)
Beyond the sea (Bobby Darin)
Buona Sera (Louis Prima)
Quando quando (Michael Buble)
Ain’t nobody here but us chickens (Louis Jordan)
Hallelleuya I just love her so (Ray Charles)
Love is in the air (John Paul Jones)
It’s not unusual (Tom Jones)
Can’t take my eyes off’ you (Andy Williams)
Oye Como Va (Santana)
Bad bad Leroy Brown (Sinatra)
Thats Amore (Dean Martin)
Gentle on my mind (Dean Martin)
King of the swingers (Walt Disney/Jungle book)
Teddy Bear (Elvis Presley)
Return to Sender (Elvis Presley)
Route 66 (Chuck Berry)
Walk on by (Dionne Warwick)
A Hard Days Night (The Beatles)
Oscars Swingers have a massive repertoire so please let us know what your preferences are or if you have a special song you’d like.
Please Note: The fees indicated below are approximate and based on a central location for each county. They are intended to provide a rough guide only and exact quotes can only be given once the date and exact location of your event have been provided.
2 x 60 Minute Sets
Q: Do the Oscar Swingers take requests?
A: Absolutely. Please let your Hville coordinator aware of any requests you have upon your booking enquiry.
Q: Do the Oscar Swingers provide their own PA and Lighting?
A: Yes, the Oscar Swingers are fully self contained.
Q: Do the Oscar Swingers have Public Liability Insurance?
A: Yes. It is a Hville policy that all Hville acts have PLI.
Q: Can the Oscar Swingers come in a different line up?
A: Yes, the band can come as a 3/4 & 5 piece band, however 5 piece is preferred and all prices are for the 5 piece band.